All community members

Alongside our University’s ethical responsibilities that stem from our status as a university and place of academic practice, ISM is also, simply, a workplace. The Committee on Ethics is dedicated to ensuring that ISM is a workplace with an ethical culture, and several of the statutes in ISM’s Code of Ethics deal with precisely this. Among them include:

  • Interpersonal relations among ISM Community Members must be based on respect, goodwill, impartiality, freedom of speech, non-discrimination and academic solidarity and they must be focused on the assurance of teaching, learning and research quality and a creative atmosphere.
  • ISM Community Members must ensure the safety of confidential information of the University and its stakeholders. Confidential University information, which is not made public, is information about the University’s property and financial transactions and data on university shareholders, customers and ISM Community Members.
  • Any direct or indirect offer to accept or to give a gift for some expected or requested service or obligation that causes a conflict of personal and University interests is considered to be a bribe and is not acceptable.

ISM Community Member relations are based on the principles of collaboration and transparency. Binding non-academic and non-working commitments can provoke a conflict of interests; therefore, ambiguous relationships at the workplace must be avoided.